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Friday, 29 May 2015

Delivering trusts..

Heavy burden of delivering trusts..

All of us are entrusted to deliver something to the righful owners.This is indeed a heavy burden for all of us.Just for an example,how did we perform in delivering the rights of our parents and children upon us?To know in details about our obligations as muslims,kind read the book The Ideal Muslim or The Ideal Muslimah.
Just list down the 'deliverables' and check what we have done about them.As for me, many are still outstanding.
It is work all the way...May Allah swt guide us to do the right things during whatever time we have left before we all return to Him.
Below is a note from Nasiha taken from the writing of Sayyid Qutb:
Living The Quran
The Moral Code
Al-Nisa (Women) - Chapter 4: Verse 58
"God commands you to deliver whatever you have been entrusted with to their rightful owners, and whenever you judge between people, to judge with justice. Most excellent is what God exhorts you to do. God hears all and sees all."
These are the main obligations placed on the Muslim community and these sum up its moral code:
1. Fulfilment of trust
The basic and most important trust is that which God has implanted in human nature. This is the one which the heavens, the earth and the mountains refused to accept, but which man undertook. It is that of willingly and deliberately recognising Divine guidance and believing in God. Giving testimony in favour of Islam is an important way of delivering this trust.
Another trust which is implied in the above is that of dealing with people and delivering to them whatever they have entrusted to us. That includes honesty in daily transactions, giving honest counsel to rulers and ruled, taking good care of young children, protecting the interests of the community and defending it against hostile forces, entrusting positions of responsibility only to those who are capable of shouldering the burdens of such positions, and observing all duties and obligations outlined by the Divine code.
2. Maintaining justice
The order to maintain justice is stated in the most general terms so as to make it obligatory between all people. Justice is due to every individual human being. Hence, justice should be extended to all: believers and non-believers, friends and enemies, white and coloured, Arabs and non-Arabs, etc.
This verse makes it clear that both orders to be true to one's trust and to maintain justice between people are part of God's admonition. Good and greatly beneficial indeed is whatever God directs and admonishes us to do. Moreover, the order to do both comes from the One who hears and sees all things. God is certain to hear and see all matters related to the fulfilment of trust and maintaining justice.
Compiled From:
"In the Shade of The Quran" - Sayyid Qutb, vol 3, pp. 193-195

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